Moving is often stressful and expensive but when you rent a storage container, your move is less stressful, costs less and saves you time — all without the hassle of making multiple trips.
Studies consistently show that moving is one of the most stressful life events. One survey conducted by E.ON even found that 60% of people view it as more stressful than divorce.
In this article, you’ll learn how renting a storage container for your next move saves you time, money and stress.
Why Rent a Storage Container for Your Next Move?
Whether you’re moving into an apartment or into a new home, trying to pack, change your addresses and set up new services can be overwhelming. When you work full-time or simply have a busy a schedule, trying to do it all in a weekend might be your only choice.
At the end of your work or school day, the last thing you want to do is start packing away items until you go to bed. Even after you’ve packed, you still need to either hire a moving company, a moving truck, or get friends to help you move.
And usually this is within a day or two.
Like many, you may prefer to move on your own using the flexibility of a truck rental or using your own vehicles. However, this often leads to having to pack your vehicle in an incredible limited time as well as having to make multiple trips, which adds up fast when renting a moving truck.
By renting a storage container for your move, you don’t pay any more or less for packing over a few days or even a couple weeks. Instead, your moving container is delivered to your current address, and you get to spend as long as you want filling it up little by little, whenever you have the time. When you’re ready, it gets picked up and brought to your new address — or to a secure storage facility if your new place isn’t ready yet.
As a result, you don’t have to stress out about trying to load a moving truck, unload it at the new place, drive back and start the process all over again — all the while your rental truck gets more expensive by the minute or mile.
In addition to being extremely stressful, it’s also expensive. After surprise fees and charges by the minute or mile, the final charge for a moving truck may exceed your budget. Especially if something unexpected delays your move.
If your move out and move in dates don’t line up, you need to find somewhere to store your belongings in the meantime. Self-storage facilities are an obvious choice, but oftentimes they require month-to-month agreements, so you’ll have to pay for a full month even if you only need it for a few days.
When you rent a storage container from Southwest Mobile Storage for your move, you can store it at our secure facility and end your rental agreement at any time after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you only have to pay for the days you actually used it. And your stuff is safe, whether at your location or ours, thanks to our vault like security locks and lockboxes that comes standard on every one of our storage containers.
A month may seem like a long time to pack, but once you experience the amount of stress it reduces, you’ll know it’s worth it.
Southwest Mobile Storage offers packing blankets and dolly ramps to make it easier to move your belongings into the container. Because our storage containers are ground mounted, there’s no worry or danger of lifting heavy furniture or items into a truck.
Moving is an incredibly stressful situation, regardless of the reasons for the move, but it can also be an exciting new adventure.
If you’re in the process of a move, contact us to get a free moving container quote.